• Makes 24
  • 25 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 12 Ingredients


The best of both worlds, a cupcake and a lamington


Ingredients (makes 24 cupcakes)

  • 200g unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups caster sugar
  • 1 tbs vanilla essence
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup desiccated coconut
  • 2 1/4 cups plain flour
  • 2 teas baking powder
  • 3/4 cups milk
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 2 tbs cocoa
  • 1 1/2 cups desiccated coconut


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Place cupcake papers in 2 x 12-hole muffin trays. In an electric mixer, beat butter for 2-3 minutes until pale in colour and creamy. Add sugar one third at a time, beating well between each addition. Add the eggs one at a time, beating for about a minute between each addition. Add the vanilla essence and coconut, beat until combined. Sift flour and baking powder and add half to butter mixture with half the milk, beat until just combined. Repeat with remaining flour and milk
  2. Spoon mixture into cupcake papers until 3/4 full (I use an icecream scoop). Bake for about 15 minutes until a skewer inserted into the middle of a cupcake comes out clean. Transfer to wire racks and allow to cool completely
  3. For the icing, sift icing sugar and cocoa into a bowl and add enough warm water to make a spreadable paste. Place coconut in a small bowl. Spread each cupcake with icing, then dip in coconut

  • Another recipe to die for – this is a favourite now in my house. Thanks so much for sharing.


  • Looks and sounds great. Another recipe to add to the collection. The kids will love this one.


  • Lovey flavours. Looks yummy.

    • Inspired me to make something very similar (but with whatever ingredients we had in our social ISO impacted pantry)


  • A fantastic recipe – thinking outside the box. Now to reduce it down to 6 lamingtons made only???


  • Love the idea of these thamks


  • Love your take on Lamingtons,a great idea!


  • Ooh, a different take on the traditional lamington. Cute and worth a try.


  • What a great idea. I’ve made these before and they went down a treat.


  • Can’t wait to make these. Perfect size for morning tea. I have a small family, so 24 cupcakes is far too many.

    • You should be able to freeze them in containers I think


  • Thanks for sharing must try this recipe


  • Going to have to add this to the long list of things i want to bake… when I can b bothered!


  • A great recipe


  • The perfect mash up!


  • Thanks for sharing your recipe.


  • Fantastic idea


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